Residency Application/Salary

Residency Application & Interview Process

The University of Texas Southwestern pathology residency program interviews candidates on selected dates from November through January. We interview applicants in groups of about 10, as we believe this permits a more thorough and interactive experience of our program. Projected dates for the next interview season are:

Monday, November 6
Monday, November 13
Monday, November 20
Monday, December 4
Monday, December 11
Monday, December 18

If you are unable to interview on one of these specific dates, alternative accommodations can be made.

Once invited, you can expect your interview experience to include a social dinner event the Wednesday evening, before your interview day. At this dinner, you will meet current housestaff and faculty in a casual setting; your spouse or significant other is welcome to join us. The interview day will allow to you meet the Department Chair, faculty, program staff, chief, and current residents. You will have a minimum of four faculty interviews and will have the opportunity to tour our main hospitals including Parkland Memorial Hospital, Clements University Hospital, and Children's Health℠ Children's Medical Center.

A typical interview day runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please feel free to contact our residency program coordinator, Sheryl Sclater ( or Chief Residents Seema Jabbar ( and Paul Yell ( with any further questions.

We look forward to meeting you!


Only applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS©) will be considered for the Pathology Residency Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The following documents should be submitted through ERAS for your application to be reviewed:

  • Curriculum vitae: one-page personal statement (Please include the specific Pathology Residency Program Track for which you are applying: AP/CP, AP-3, AP/NP, or CP-3)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean’s letter (when available)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official transcript of USMLE or COMLEX scores

The Pathology Residency Program is accredited for 38 positions. We usually accept up to eight AP/CP, AP3, or AP/NP residents, and up to two CP residents each year. Please note that the CP3 program has a separate NRMP match number from the AP/CP, AP3, and AP/NP programs.

Completed applications must be received no later than December 1. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the Department to arrange for a mutually suitable time. Interviews typically begin in late October and are completed by late January.

International Medical Graduates

The Pathology Residency Program is open to international medical graduates. In order to be competitive, an applicant should have scores of at least 200 on both steps I and II CK of the USMLE in the first attempt, and a passing score on Step 2 CS on the first attempt. Step 3 is not required, but applicants who have already passed may be given preference. Fluent conversational and written English is required.

Prior U.S. experience in the form of clinical training or an advanced degree from a U.S. institution is desirable but not required and is considered in the context of the rest of the application. UT Southwestern sponsors J1 visas but does not sponsor H1 visas. The NRMP requires ECFMG verification of eligibility for certification (based on having passed all of the necessary exams) for any international graduate submitted on our ranking list.

Salaries and Benefits

Resident salaries July 2017–2018:

Program YearSalary
Year 1 $58,199
Year 2 $60,122
Year 3 $62,570
Year 4 $65,070

Additional funds are provided to each resident for educational purposes including books and dues, and opportunities are available for participation at national pathology meetings. Benefits include health insurance, institutional malpractice insurance, disability insurance, retirement fund, 10 days sick leave, and 15 working days of paid vacation per year.

Please visit Parkland Hospital's GME website for sample remunerative and non-renumerative agreements.